Not An Email


This is a letter in two parts. It didn’t start out that way but I got to thinking about joy and revision. So when I say goodbye the first time, you’ll see there’s actually more to go.

So begins Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Letter in the Mail, which City Lights has posted in honor of Letter Writing Month. Last week they shared Deb Olin Unferth’s letter.

If you really want to get a feel for Letters in the Mail, you could even print, seal, and sneak these non-emails into your mailbox.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →